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Boy! What a Girl! (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 7 April 1947 (USA)
A couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show.


Arthur H. Leonard

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Complete credited cast:
Tim Moore Tim Moore ... Bumpsie
Elwood Smith Elwood Smith ... Jim Walton
Duke Williams Duke Williams ... Harry Diggs
Alan Jackson Alan Jackson ... Mr. Cummings
Sheila Guyse ... Francine Cummings
Betti Mays Betti Mays ... Cristola Cummings
Sybil Lewis Sybil Lewis ... Mme. Deborah Martin
Warren Patterson Warren Patterson ... Donaldson (the landlord)
Slam Stewart Slam Stewart ... Slam (as Slam Stewart Trio)
Deek Watson Deek Watson ... Himself (as Deek Watson and the Brown Dots)
Sidney Catlett ... Himself (as Big Sid Catlett)
Ann Cornell ... Herself
Gene Krupa ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
International Jitterbugs International Jitterbugs ... Themselves (as Harlemaniacs)
Basil Spears Basil Spears


Two small-time (aspiring to be big-time) producers are trying to convince a Chicago businessman to finance half of their show, while the other half is to be financed by a mysterious Mme. Deborah. But when Madame Deborah is not on hand to meet the money-man from Chicago, an ex-prizefighter is dressed to pose as her. Music and dancing provided by Deek Watson and His Brown Dots, 'Big' Sid Catlett and his band, and Ann Cornell and the International Jitterbugs. Drummer Gene Krupa has a drumming cameo. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Musical








Release Date:

7 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Herald Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Tim Moore became a hit as George "Kingfish" Stevens in the television series The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951), this film was re-released with the new tagline "'Kingfish' of Comedy. Queen of the Show." See more »


Oh Me, Oh My, Oh Gosh
Words and Music by Slam Stewart
Performed by the Slam Stewart Trio
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The Kingfish in Drag! What a fine, funny film!
8 July 2002 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

Tim Moore was a comic genius who I presume got his start if vaudeville and later portrayed the Kingfish in Amos and Andy. In this flick he plays a transvestite without any of the corny moralistic excuses used in Doubtfire or Tootsie. As with most of these African-American films from the 40's, there's great music, beautiful women, outrageous comedy. Don't miss this one!

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